The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC), a subsidiary of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, is comprised of approximately 80 auditioned singers from Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island, and range in age from high school students to octogenarians! Under the direction of Chorus Director Mark Singleton, the ensemble presents classical works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and many other major composers, as well as works by contemporary composers such as John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen.


Once again, the ECSC will be performing four concerts this coming season.  A successful Palm Sunday concert happened this past March, when the chorus joined forces with the ECSO and the Norwich Diocesan Choir in performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem at Saint Patrick Cathedral under the direction of Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada. 

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Audition Information  

2015-2016 Concerts

Classically Modern
The concert will be held on SATURDAY , November 7, 2015 at 7:00pm at Evans Hall on the campus of Connecticut College. The ECSC concert will be featuring Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Elegy. Our accompanist, Jeehyun Kim will also be featured in another piano concerto. Please call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information. 

Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Celebration

The concert will be held on SATURDAY, December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Norwich, CT.  The ECSC will be performing Handel's Messiah, Christmas Portion with the Norwich Diocesan Choir.  Please call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information.

The ECSC will join the ECSO once again to perform with the Norwich Diocesan Choir on SUNDAY, March 20, 2016 for a concert at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Norwich, Connecticut.  Contact the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for concert and ticket information. 

Crowning Glory
The ECSC joins the ECSO to perform Edward Elgar's Coronation Ode and Georg Frederick Handel's Coronation anthem Zadock the Priest on SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. Contact the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for concert and ticket information.  Please remember to tell them that you heard about it here!  You can also order tickets to concerts held with the ECSO by visiting  Thank you for your patronage!

The ECSC counts on the support of ticket holders and donors.  If you wish to learn more about the chorus, want to make a donation, or are interested in placing an ad in our concert program, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at

Contact Us:

Eastern Connecticut 
Symphony Orchestra
289 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-2876

Support the ECSO


Join us for a Concert Conversation before each ECSO Concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center. Follow this link for a list of presenters.

2015 ECSO Poinsettia Sale

The ECSO's annual fundraiser is about to kick-off. Follow this link to learn more.

2015 ECSO Citrus Sale

The annual ECSO Citrus Sale helps to support not the symphony but our local food bank as well. Find out more by following this link.

ECSO Chorus Auditions

Auditions for the ECSO Chorus are coming up in January for the spring season. Follow this link for more information.

ECSO 2016 Instrumental Competition

Interested in entering the ECSO's 2016 Instrumental Competition? The competition is open to all instrumentalists including pianists. Follow these links for an application form and guidelines for this years competition!

High School Volunteer Ushers Needed

The ECSO annually invites area High School students to volunteer as ushers for our concerts. If you're interested, follow this link for more information.

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Additional Support

The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.